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Accident: 135188.015 - Employee Is Bruised When Aerial Lift Rolls Over

Accident: 135188.015 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 01/30/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1512477.01501/30/2021J. E. Richards, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on January 30, 2021, Employee #1, employed by an electrical contrac tor, was engaged in rehabilitation work for a commercial building. He was attem pting to drive an aerial lift into the building using the building's ramp. The aerial lift became stuck on the ramp's ten percent incline, and Employee #1 aske d a coworker to use an RT Forklift to push him up the incline. During this proc ess, the forklift raised the aerial lift's rear off of the ramp's surface, and t he aerial lift tipped over. The rails of the aerial lift folded up and struck t he employee in the ribs. Employee #1 was pinned in the lift basket against a sea container. Employee #1 sustained contusions to the ribs but refused treatment when emergency medical services arrived.
Keywords: aerial lift, basket, caught in, construction, contusion, equipment operator, fall, fall protection, forklift, guardrail, loading ramp, pinned, rehabilitation, renovation, rib, roll-over, struck by
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1512477.015 53 M Non Hospitalized injury FallDist: 5
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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